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Lohan's next step...

Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to be released from a rehab center today into another year of uncertainty.

For months, the actress has been haunted by her inability, or unwillingness, to shake a 3 1/2 -year-old drunken driving case that resulted in two rehab stints and two trips to jail in 2010 alone.

A self-acknowledged addict, Lohan remains under investigation for an alleged attack on a rehab worker at the Betty Ford Center, and she could land back in jail for six months if charged with misdemeanor battery or another probation violation.

If Lohan remains out of trouble, a judge could relax the terms of her sentence in late February, ending a cycle of court hearings and jail threats that have loomed consistently since May.

After spending three months in treatment programs at Betty Ford, experts say Lohan has a good shot at recovery. Provided, of course, that she wants it, changes her party girl lifestyle and remains in continued therapy.

If a New Year's Day message posted on her Twitter account is any indication, the "Mean Girls" star seems ready to do that. "Today is the first day of the rest of my life," it said. " 'The future depends on what we do in the present.' -- Mahatma Gandhi One step at a time..."


Berry taken ill...

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry felt ill and was checked out by ambulance medics before a show Saturday night, a Chicago fire official said. An audience member at the show, however, said Berry slumped over during the show and was offstage for at least 20 minutes.

Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva said Berry felt better and signed a release after being checked out. Roccasalva said the confusion arose because emergency personnel later responded to a patron at the show who was unwell.

Berry, 84, is known for his classic songs including "Maybelline," "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven."

His agent, Dick Alen, said he had no information on the matter.

Concertgoer Steve Handwerker said Berry was giving an erratic, out-of-tune performance. While sitting at the keyboard, Handwerker said, Berry fell onto it face first and was helped offstage. He said he went outside and saw an ambulance at the back of the theater but ran back inside when he heard the remaining crowd roar.

Berry, still in his performance outfit, was standing unassisted and seemed alert, Handwerker said. He said Berry thanked the crowd, and medics put on a blood pressure cuff and patted his chest.

Saying he wanted to give fans what they wanted, Berry did a step or two of what he called his "heel scoop" move and was helped offstage.


Bertinelli weds...

Actress Valerie Bertinelli has tied the knot in Malibu.

Publicist Heidi Schaeffer told the Associated Press that the 50-year-old "Hot in Cleveland" star married financial planner Tom Vitale on Saturday.

Schaeffer said in an e-mail that a report by People magazine of the wedding was accurate.

The ceremony took place in front of about 100 people at her home, according to People.

Guests included Bertinelli's ex-husband, rocker Eddie Van Halen, and their son, Wolfgang. Bertinelli and Van Halen split in 2000 and were officially divorced in 2007.

Bertinelli stars in the TV Land sitcom "Hot in Cleveland" and serves as a TV spokeswoman for the Jenny Craig weight loss system. She first found fame as star of the 1980s sitcom "One Day at a Time."

She and the 49-year-old Vitale had been dating for seven years and were engaged during an Italian vacation in March.


Mellencamps split

John Mellencamp and his wife are calling it quits.

A spokesman for the 59-year-old rocker says he and his wife of 20 years, model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, are splitting up.

Publicist Bob Merlis declined to say if the couple had filed for divorce.

Merlis says the Mellencamps "are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with their accomplishments both as parents and as a family."

He says they will continue to raise their two children in Indiana.

Mellencamp's latest album, "No Better Than This," was released last year.

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